Are you suited for Facilities Management Profession?

In the January’s FM Pointers, you were asked, “What are your goals for your FM career for 2016”. If you have written your goals in a Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-specific (S.M.A.R.T) manner, congratulations to you! I hope that will bring you purpose, focus, fresh perspective and passion towards your career in facilities management.

For those who have yet to set your goals, it’s not too late to do so and you may want to get started with just one career growth goal. To set a goal is to make a decision to achieve your certain outcome.

Facilities management is a goldmine profession where its practice has evolved and its value gaining recognition by organisations as strategic resource for their business operations’ success. Facilities management profession is exciting and challenging. It requires practitioners to be able to see their organisations’ strategic objectives, manage diverse disciplines, for both hard engineering and soft services, and to co-ordinate with multiple functions in order to align the FM activities effectively and efficiently in supporting the business operations well.

To be successful in facilities management, it requires practitioners with passion. Here are some questions to probe to assess if you are suited for the profession:

  • What are you most passionate about working in facilities management?

  • What do you see around your work environment that you want to fight for (or against), that challenge you to want to make a difference?

  • What have been the most satisfying things you have done in facilities management? What have you accomplished that you are most proud of ?

If the above questions fan the flame of your excitement, then it is likely you find facilities management meaningful to you and you have found real purpose working in facilities management. Understanding your personality traits, talents, strength and weakness are important in designing your career success in facilities management.

To your FM Success!

Steven Ee

FM Facilitator & Coach … enhancing facilities management performance

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